FLEEMING, Admiral Charles Elphinstone. 18826



Autograph Letter Signed, sending a Scotch Training Plan on which the system of accounts at the Navy Office is founded. 2 pp. 7 x 4 inches, in good condition, docketed on receipt. London, 28 November 1830. Admiral Charles Elphinstone Fleeming (1774 –1840) was an officer of the Royal Navy who served during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. He was the second son of John 11th Lord Elphinstone and a nephew of Admiral Lord Keith, took the additional name of Fleeming (pronounced Fleming) on inheriting his grandmother’s estates in Wigtoun. He commanded a succession of smaller vessels during the early years of the wars, achieving some successes against French cruisers, merchants and privateers, before losing his ship on one operation. Combining his naval career with periods of political activity he took part in only one major fleet operation, the Battle of Cape Finisterre in 1805, but spent several years as a Member of Parliament.